The worst thing that could happen to any Pakistani kid is, being born in a family where phuphiyaan and dadiyan are obese. All your life, the only thing you are most likely to hear is how your nanka side is so physically smart, and how unfortunate you are to take after your dadka side. You will come across many desi talks regarding your obesity, which have no scientific basis whatsoever. Some of these would at first make you raise your eyebrows, then make you laugh.
Later on, when you would give them some more thought, they might as well make you cry considering the amount of paindu-pana these khandaani aunties can exhibit sometimes with their super-duper logics, that nobody asked for. Keep that face-palm ready!
Obesity? You Weren’t Breast Fed
This is not something that you might hear more often than your mother does. On every funeral and wedding, all those naniyan daadiyan will sit and rant about your obesity and blame your mother for being a modern mom.
Obesity? Told You Not To Skip Naashta, Didn’t I?
Another myth, which has been given strong emphasis by the older generation is, skipping breakfast can cause obesity. But as per my understanding, shouldn’t it be reducing the fat content in your body by consuming the fats? But who can challenge your dadi when she says that you are obese because of your mother’s negligent about your breakfast (while you are the one who skipped breakfast purposefully). Nevermind!
Obesity? Told You To Go On A Diet!
The day puberty hits a child, the child is already nervous about the changes the body is undergoing. To make you more nervous, desi aunties are enough. If you are a girl and a little bulky, I repeat Little bulky, you are most likely to receive comments like “Dieting nahi karti. Dieting kia karo na. Baari ho rahi ho. Samjha karo”. These aunties don’t even have the slightest clue what side effects dieting may have on the reproductive system of girls when they grow up.
Change Your Diet Only
The small changes that people are usually told to bring are: cut down calories, walk a little more, eat garden salad, make the intake of sugar zero etc. These changes would do nothing to your body if your ass keeps on kissing the bed, and doesn’t like to change its position. Instead, without exercise, these little changes will awaken your cravings and you will have a hard time controlling yourself.
So ditch all these myths and the next time you are looking for wise expert advice, head over to Nutright.com because we make systematic diet plans and suggest workouts that are best suited to your body type.